Melville Barnett

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJoseph Melville•Barnett
Used nameMelville•Barnett
Born3 November 1920 in Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (GBR)
DiedMay 1999 in Wales (GBR)
Measurements90 kg
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Melvin Barnett had the following podium finishes at major championships: 3rd in the 1950 World Championships Unlimited class (400.0 kg); 2nd in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Middle-Heavyweight class (830 pounds); 2nd in the 1950 European Championships Unlimited class (400.0 kg), 2nd in the 1951 European Championships Unlimited class (395.0 kg), 2nd in the 1954 European Championships Middle-Heavyweight class (385.0 kg).

In the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games middle-heavyweight class he finished sixth (805 pounds). In the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games he represented England, but four years later he competed for Wales.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Weightlifting GBR Melville Barnett
Middle-Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) AC

Special Notes